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Encinal Junior & Senior High School




We are so excited to start the 15-16 school year at Encinal Junior & Senior High School.  Below is some very important information you will need for a successful Back to School beginning.  You can also get much of this information in Ms. Zazo’s Sunday night phone calls and on the School Loop Calendar to the left.

Orientations:    The dates and times for all Orientations are listed below:

9th Grade Orientation:   Monday, August 24th; 8:30 – 12:30 Gym (Parent Meet & Greet in the Cafeteria, 8:45 until 9:15)

6th Grade Orientation:  Friday, August 28th, 8:30 – 12:00 Gym (Parent Meet & Greet in the Cafeteria, 8:45 until 9:15)

New Student Orientation:  Friday, August 28th, 1:30 – 2:30 Gym

Registration:  All enrolled students should have gotten a letter in the mail re: registration.  Please follow all the instructions on the registration letter.  If you have any questions, please call Caroline Ardourel at 510-748-4023, ext., 3107.  If you did not get a letter, that means we do not have your correct address on file at school.  Because of this you will need to show proof of address.  Again, please call Carline Ardourel to confirm your address and for further instructions.

Address Verification:  The School District requires that all 6th and 9th grade families verify addresses.  Address verification takes place in the Hangar (Room 605)  from 7:am until 6:pm on Friday, August 28th.  Again, if you are enrolled, you should have received a letter explaining what you need to bring with you (a copy of a lease, rental agreement or mortgage/tax bill and one utility bill (cable and phone bills are not accepted).  Address verification will be quick and painless (hopefully).

Student Schedules:  Schedules for students in grades 7 through 12 will be available on the following dates:

7th – 9th Grades:  Friday, August 28th from 4:30 until 6:30pm.  Back Quad Area Football Entrance

10th – 12th Grades:  Friday, August 28th from 7:00 until 8:30pm.  Back Quad Area Football Entrance

7th – 12th Grades:  Saturday, August 29th from 9:00am until 1:00pm   Main Office

7th – 12th Grades:  Monday, August 31st from 7:30am until 8:00am.  Various Locations on Campus

6th Grade:  Monday, August 31st by 7:30am; Student names will be posted on portables 1-4 for first period room assignments                                                       

TextbooksTextbooks will be distributed the first two weeks of school via students’ classes.

First Week of School Schedule:  School starts at 8:00am promptly every day of the week, except Wednesdays when school starts at 9:15am.  Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st are minimum days and students will be dismissed at 12:35pm. 

Traffic:  Students will no longer be allowed to be dropped off in the first parking lot.  This parking lot is for staff only.  Please drop your child off close to crosswalks in the neighborhood or in the student parking lot (second parking lot as you are traveling down Central Avenue towards the old Navy Base).

Picture Day:  Picture Day is Friday, September 4th.  Students will bring home picture order forms on Wednesday, September 2nd.  They will be distributed in each student’s English class.  They will also be available on-line.

Junior Jets Wardrobe:  Junior Jets are expected to wear their wardrobes every day, unless it is specified otherwise.  The wardrobe consists of the following:  black, khaki or jean bottoms (skirts, shorts or pants) and a light blue, white or light gray polo shirt.  The only tee shirts allowed are the Junior Jet tee shirts that are available for sale in the Main Office (you must pre-order).  Please see Caroline Ardourel to place an order or if you have questions.

We look forward to seeing everyone over the next week!!



Back To School Registration for Returning Students


Back to school registration is the process of updating important information such as your child’s emergency card, health information, and contact information.  Through this process you will be routed through online forms and asked to read important notifications and respond with your authorization.  To complete this process you will need the back to school registration letter that was mailed home on Friday, Aug. 7, to every single currently enrolled AUSD family outlining the instructions for completing the Back To School Registration Process and containing your unique confidential snapcode.  Completion of the Back To School Registration Process is mandatory for every student/family.

Back To School Registration 

After completing back to school registration please check back here often for other important back to school information and dates.

Jet Blast

Zero Period PE & JROTC
The first day you must report for zero period PE or JROTC will be Thursday, September 3rd.  Classes start promptly at 7:00am.  Please be on time. Continue
Posted by: Tracy Allegrotti
Published: 8/26/15

Welcome Letters for 6th and 9th Graders
Attached please find letters that were mailed on August 10th to the families of new 6th and 9th grade students.   Continue
Posted by: Tracy Allegrotti
Published: 8/13/15

Junior Jets School Wear Order Form
Below is the link for the Junior Jets School Wear Order form in case any of you are interested in ordering from the school.  Remember, you do not have to order from Encinal.  Continue
Posted by: Tracy Allegrotti
Published: 7/17/15

Band Boosters Fundraiser

Plaza level tickets $15 and field level tickets $25. 

www.athletics.com/encinal to purchase tickets.

Join the Encinal Cross Country Team Fall 2015



Are you interested in getting in shape and being part of an Encinal team?  Cross Country may be the sport for you!  Everyone who joins the team and participates in practices will be eligible to run in meets, which are held on running paths in various Bay Area parks. 

Workouts are held at Crab Cove (Crown Beach/Washington Park) after school.  We meet in front of the Visitor Center.

  • Cross Country is a team sport.  Encourage your teammates—you’ll need them to succeed as a team.  If you have friends you think might help the team, encourage them to join.
  • Regardless of your current running ability, if you participate in the training program you should see significant progress in your physical fitness and running performance over the course of the season.
  • High school Cross Country can provide a foundation for life-long health, fitness, and self-confidence.

Interested?  Contact Coach Don Porteous, 510-523-5511, porteousd@gmail.com

Summer running/conditioning

To get in shape to run successfully in the fall, it is highly recommended that you begin running over the summer.  You are invited to participate in our summer running/conditioning program at Crab Cove on Monday Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons at 3:30pm beginning June 15th and continuing throughout the summer.  We will also have Saturday morning runs up in the East Bay hills to prepare for races there in the fall.  


Courses with Openings

The following classes still have openings.   If you are interested in changing your schedule, please email Mrs. Allegrotti at: tallegrotti@alameda.k12.ca.us


  • ‚ÄčPeer Counseling/Student Justice  (See Loop Mail for registration information and application.)
  • Jazz/Contemporary Dance
  • Marine Biology (Gr. 11 & 12)
  • Beginning Guitar (Gr. 9-12)
  • Sports in Literature (Gr. 11 & 12)
  • Flag Team (Gr. 9-12)
  • Marketing 1 & 2 (Gr. 9-12)
  • Multi Media 1 (Gr. 9-12)
  • Sociology (Gr. 11-12)
  • Documentary Film (Gr. 11-12)


Schedule Your Senior Portrait Session Now

The 2015-16 school year

resumes on August 31st

Summer Office Hours

The Encinal main office will be open from 8:00am until 4:00pm through Thursday, June 18th.  It will then be closed for the summer until August 12, 2015.  If you need a transcript, please contact the Office of Student Services, located at 2060 Challenger Drive in Alameda.  The phone number for Student Services is:  510-337-7072. 

Summer work for those classes requiring it is posted on this home page.

Please check the calendar on the left of this webpage for the latest re: start of school events.  It will be updated frequently after August 12th.

We wish you all a great summer!  See you all in late August.